Referred as the “royal herb” by many cultures, basil, which means “king” in Greek is an annual herb member of the mint family.
There are many varieties of basil, from the sweet basil used in the Mediterranean cuisine in the well-known Italian pesto to the Thai or Vietnamese basil which has a typical anise taste.
Similarly to many herbs, basil is very fragile and sensitive. It is used muddled by more and more bartenders who want to bring a touch of freshness and herbal taste to their signature drinks.
MONIN Basil syrup will bring you the pungent smell and aroma of fresh basil for great innovative drinks!
Bright grass green slightly cloudy.
Nose: Strong nose of muddled basil leaves
Attack: Herbal with hints of pepper
Length in Mouth: Refreshing herbal and basil leaves aftertaste
Beverage Innovation Directors tips
I really like adding MONIN Basil syrup to a mojito. The balance between the freshness of the mint, the spiciness of the basil and the acidity of the lime can really make a perfect match. If you want a little taste of Asia, you should associate MONIN Basil syrup, MONIN Lychee liqueur and a fruit juice of your choice. But my favorite use will definitely be in a Martini cocktail mix with lime juice, Le Fruit de MONIN Raspberry, gin shaken and topped with a flamed twist.
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